Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) plans to retire some of its coal-fired power plants in Malaysia, earlier than scheduled. These plants will then be repowered through green technology, in line with the company’s aim of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

TNB will decommission the 1,400 MW gas-powered plant in Paka by 2028, 12 months before the facility’s power purchase agreement (PPA) is set to expire. This is planned to be repowered through hydrogen fuel by 2029.

Other plants that will be retired include the coal plants in Perak, as well as Jimah East power plants in Negri Sembilan, subject to approval. These will be repowered by natural gas sourced from Petroliam Nasional Bhd.

Apart from retiring existing coal plants in Malaysia, TNB also plans to expand its renewable energy (RE) portfolio in neighbouring markets in Asia Pacific and Europe.